Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces the following: On May 13, 2019 Charles Hunter, age 49 of Bridgeton, pled guilty to two counts of Vehicular Homicide for the deaths of Lois Morgan, 82, and Henry Mazzoni, 81, also of Bridgeton. The guilty plea was entered in Superior Court before the Honorable Robert G. Malestein. In exchange for read more »
On May 6, 2019, defendant Bruce Cisrow, age 63 of Bridgeton, was found guilty by a Cumberland County jury of 3rd degree Criminal Mischief in a trial that lasted one (1) week before the Honorable Michael Silvanio, J.S.C. He was acquitted of 2nd degree Aggravated Arson and 4th degree Aggravated Assault. On May 17, 2017, read more »
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces: On May 1, 2019, Donald Scurry of Bridgeton, was found guilty by a Cumberland County Jury of the following offenses: Murder, 1st degree; Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd degree; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2nd degree; Hindering His Own Apprehension, 3rd degree; and Possession of a Firearm read more »
The CCPO is collaborating with the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce and the NJ Department of Homeland Security to conduct a Hometown Security Seminar. This program is targeted towards the business community. We will be discussing topics such as protective measures to make businesses more secure, identifying and reporting suspicious activity and cybersecurity. The event read more »
On Friday, April 19, 2019 at 9:44 AM, officers from the Millville Police Department responded to a residence in the 400 block of Carlton Avenue, Millville, NJ and discovered 66 year old Gary Tedesco, from Millville, NJ, dead from apparent stab wounds received during an altercation with his son, Michael Tedesco, age 38 also from read more »
On January 31, 2019, Ricardo Carrillo-Santiago, 37, of Millville, New Jersey, was found guilty by a Cumberland County Jury of the following offenses: 1) Murder, 1st degree, with Aggravating Factors; 2) Murder, 1st degree, with Aggravating Factors; 3) Unlawful Disposal of Human Remains, 2nd degree. On April 12, 2019, Carrillo-Santiago was sentenced by the Honorable read more »
On Monday, April 8, 2019, Richard Shevchenko, age 69, of Upper Deerfield, was sentenced to a state prison term in connection with an incident that occurred on January 17, 2018 at the Woodland County Day School in Stow Creek. Following a hearing before the Honorable Michael J. Silvanio, Shevchenko was sentenced to a five year read more »
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae has issued a request for proposals through the CC THRIVE initiative (a comprehensive gang and gun violence reduction initiative in Cumberland County focused on youth aged 10-25 in Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland) for the following programs: Credible Messenger Program –This program focuses on working directly with youth and young adults to reduce read more »
On March 26, 2019, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae, members of the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission Anti-Gang Unit, Bridgeton City Mayor Albert Kelly and representatives of the Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland Housing Authorities came out to congratulate volunteers who came together to combat gang and gun violence by improving young people’s ability to make read more »
Year after year the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. On Saturday, April read more »
On March 29, 2019, Jonathan Gadola, 68, of Vineland, NJ, was sentenced by the Honorable Michael Silvanio, J.S.C. to eighty (80) years New Jersey State Prison with fifty (50) years of parole ineligibility pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act. The sentencing was the result of the guilty verdict at trial in August of 2018, where read more »
Defendant Gladys Lugardo-Hemple, age 71, of Smith Street, Bridgeton, was charged by way of the attached Accusation with Theft By Deception-Third Degree; Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received-Third Degree; Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Government or Financial Institution-Third Degree; and, Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition-Third Degree. The Accusation read more »
William Eisenhardt, 32, of Commercial Township, pled guilty to his involvement in the August 2015 death of Christian Gibson, 20, of Buena. The guilty plea was entered in Superior Court on Friday, March 22nd before the Honorable Michael J. Silvanio, J.S.C. in Bridgeton. In exchange for a plea of guilty to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter read more »
The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office has instituted a Veterans Diversion Program (VDP). This program is designed to assist individuals who have served in the U.S. Military and now have come into contact with the criminal justice system. If an individual is accepted into this program and successfully completes the program, it is possible for the read more »
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Crime Victim’s Rights Week Conference to be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Wildwood Convention Center from 8:00 – 12:00 pm. The program is being co-hosted by the Cape May and Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Offices. The Keynote Speaker will be Teresa Fidelis Lancaster, read more »
At approximately 6:36pm on February 8, 2019, Nakira M. Griner, age 24 of Bridgeton, reported to Bridgeton City Police Department that her child, Daniel Griner Jr., 23 months, was abducted. A search was initiated by the Child Abduction Response Team and assisted by investigators of the Bridgeton Police Department, Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey read more »
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae is pleased to announce The Grief Recovery Method® Grief Support Group facilitated by Rita Carr-Volpe & Lorena Diaz, Certified Grief Recovery Specialists® to begin March 5th & 6th, 2019. This support group will run for 8 consecutive weeks and is free to Cumberland County adult residents who have lost a loved one read more »
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces a guilty verdict after trial in the above-referenced matter. On January 31, 2019, Ricardo Carrillo-Santiago of Millville, was found guilty by a Cumberland County Jury of the following offenses: Murder, 1st degree, 2 Counts, both with Aggravating Factors Unlawful Disposal of Human Remains, 2nd degree, 2 Counts On December read more »
On January 29, 2019, at approximately 9:00pm, the Vineland Police Department received a call regarding a shooting that had taken place at 706 E. Oxford Street, Vineland, NJ 08360. Upon arrival by Vineland Police Officers the victim, Walter L. Brown, III, 32, of Vineland, NJ, was found shot in his home. Brown was transported to read more »
Pursuant to the request of several media outlets pursuant to the Open Public Records Act, the body worn camera footage in the Officer Involved Use of Force Involving Serious Bodily Injury arising out of a 1/12/19 incident involving the Vineland Police Department were released today. They can be accessed at the following links: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nm9hvet4c25wjfg/BWC1.mp4?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/23x0ozhulqye846/BWC2.mp4?dl=0 read more »
Jeremiah E. Monell, 33, of Commercial Township, was found guilty of the December 18, 2016, murder of Tara O’Shea, also of Commercial Township. A Cumberland County jury returned the verdict Friday morning, January 18th, finding Monell guilty of first degree Murder and related weapons offenses following a two week trial before the Honorable Cristen P. read more »
STATE V. ROBERT IVERSON; ROBERT BLAKE On January 11, 2019, Robert Iverson, age 45, of Penns Grove, was sentenced by the Honorable Cristen D’Arrigo, JSC, to seventeen (17) years New Jersey State Prison, with the No Early Release Act applying. This came as a result of a verdict returned last October, where a jury found read more »
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces: On 1/12/19 approximately 4:23 pm, Vineland Police Department Officer #1 responded to a domestic incident in the parking lot of the Inspira Medical Center located in Vineland, New Jersey. Officer #1 approached a male subject who was intoxicated. Subject took a step toward a female and a security officer with clenched read more »
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Prosecutor Webb-McRae will host a Community Listening Session to discuss the AG’s “Use of Force Project” and related issues. For more information, please see flyer below:
Prosecutor Webb-McRae announces an Informational Session on the Attorney General Immigrant Trust Directive to be held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Parish of the Holy Cross – Saint Teresa of Avila located at 46 Central Ave., Bridgeton, NJ from 7 – 9 pm. This program will be delivered in Spanish. For more information, read more »
CUMBERLAND COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SEEKS VOLUNTEER VETERAN MENTORS FOR ITS’ VETERAN’S DIVERSION PROGRAM The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office has instituted a Veterans Diversion Program (VDP). This program is designed to assist individuals who have served in the U.S. Military and now have come into contact with the criminal justice system. If an individual is accepted into read more »
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces a “Stand Out Against Domestic Violence Event” to be held on 10/17/18 at the Cumberland County College from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. For more information, please see press release and attachments below:
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae is asking for the public’s help in identifying the below vehicle which has been determined to be a burgundy/maroon 1997 – 2003 four (4) door Pontiac Grand Prix, bearing Registration ZJ7-61H (a fictitious tag used at the time of the incident). For more information, please see press release below:
This week is National Police Week. During this week the nation honors Law Enforcement Officers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice by giving their life in the line of duty. Canine police dogs are law enforcement officers as well!
Canine Clif was struck and killed on October 10, 2011 by a vehicle after completing a search for a burglary suspect.
Clif and his handler, Sgt. William Bontcue were standing in the front yard of a home when an elderly woman swerved to avoid striking a uniformed officer in the road. Her car drove up onto the lawn and struck Clif, causing fatal injuries.
Clif hailed from the Czech Republic and began his service to the Vineland Police Department in 2008.
We thank Clif for making the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the community. ...